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“A charming bit of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SteamRanger Heritage Railway

SteamRanger Heritage Railway
Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia
1300 655 991
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Adelaide, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A charming bit of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The SteamRanger train goes right past our property once a month in winter, and we love it. This majestic train is a sight behold as it barrels past our home on a Sunday. We never tire of the excitement of seeing it, and usually wave to the driver and passengers. The steam train is kept immaculate and is a credit to all the volunteers who work on her.

Visited June 2013
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Willunga, South Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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“Train buffs will enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The timetables must be checked to see which train is running. A leisurely trip back into time from Goolwa to Mt Barker. Time to look around before embarking for return trip. Good family outing, or any age.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Fun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It was interesting. Getting to see the coast from a different perspective, getting that thrill every time the whistle blew and waving to people along the route- why is it we wave when we're on a train but not a bus? Pleasant, seats old and uncomfortable that is part of its charm. Worth the ticket.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I always love to see historical places, and to see a SteamRanger is certainly amazing. I like to think what it was like when it was first in operation.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

with a few friends we took the train to victor from the adelaide hills and had a great day. Its a heap of semi retired train buffs with a load of discarded old fashioned rolling stock running their own amateur railway to a very high standard - and all on a shoe string.

The trip along the seafront, among the sandhills from Port Elliot to Goolwa is unique.

If you want a steam train best to phone first as they do not run on high fire danger days.

Visited April 2012
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